Afternoon Ticker: Beasley scores in friendly, Mexico loses and more

Afternoon Ticker: Beasley scores in friendly, Mexico loses and more

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Afternoon Ticker: Beasley scores in friendly, Mexico loses and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

It didn't take long for DaMarcus Beasley to score his first goal with Hannover 96.

Beasley scored in Hannover's 3-0 win against Czech club Mlada Boleslav in a friendly on Saturday. The U.S. national team midfielder, who signed with the club last Monday, also played in two other friendlies on Tuesday and Thursday of last week.

Beasley could make his official debut with Hannover when the club faces Bayer Leverkusen next weekend.

Here are more stories from the weekend:

Mexico loses at home to Ecuador

Efrain Flores started his term as Mexico interim head coach with a loss as El Tri fell to Ecuador, 2-1, on Saturday. A 40-second goal from Christian Benitez and a second-half strike from Jaime Ayovi were enough to give Ecuador its first win in Mexico in 14 years. Mexico scored off an own goal from Luis Checa.

Rooney involved in sex scandal

Wayne Rooney became the latest player involved in a sex scandal on Sunday as reports released claim that the England striker slept with a prostitute while his wife was pregnant. Rooney and his family have not commented on the allegations.

Regardless of the reports, Rooney will remain with England for its Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland on Tuesday.

It is also believed that three other England players successfully prevented news stories from coming out in recent weeks.

Domenech fired from French Federation post

Raymond Domenech has been fired from his remaining job with the French Football Federation. Domenech, who was at the helm this summer as France endured a disastrous World Cup, was let go from his position on the federation's technical advisory board.

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Do you expect Beasley to see the field next week? Surprised Mexico lost? How do you see Rooney playing on Tuesday? Surprised it took this long to rid Domenech of all his duties?

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